University of Bristol
Wellcome Trust
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Society of Biology
PEEP for Physics & Ethics at GCSE

Understanding the Maths behind Science:

A woman smiling in front of a blackboard full of equations.Many ethical questions are difficult enough in themselves. And then scientists present sometimes confusing often complex figures and calculations to support their argument that you should back their side.

The following pages will help you with some of the most common mathematical problems associated with understanding scientific argument.

Fractions, Percentages and Expressing Risks